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Kate D’Adamo

Pronouns: She/They   ·   Twitter: @katedadamo

Kate D’Adamo is a partner at Reframe Health and Justice, a QTPOC collective working at the intersections of anti-oppression, harm reduction, healing justice and upending criminal-legal system. Kate draws on a background of community organizing, policy advocacy, training and capacity building and re-writing narratives under the broad umbrella of sex worker rights. Kate uses She/Her pronouns, believes in decriminalization and divestment, and locates the power of change in local communities determining their own future. Kate is a Board Member of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation.

LGBTQ Criminalization: Why sex work is a central LGBTQ issue

August 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenters: Mateo De La Torre, Kate D’Adamo

Trans people face higher levels of criminalization and policing at every level, from schools, workplaces, and public restrooms to rampant state violence against sex workers to the abuse in gendered housing during periods of incarceration and detention. This panel will explore how organizations working on the national level, in partnership with local activists, are pushing back on theĀ  criminalization of trans people, especially around decriminalization of the sex trade. For the trans community, sex work has both been a path…

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Fucking with Power Dynamics

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Presenters: Kate D’Adamo, Shaan Lashun, Magali Lerman

What becomes of consent in sex positive spaces that effectively shun the ways in which some people fuck? In spaces where kink and sex exist there is often an abstinence model when it comes to the topics of drug use, commercial transactions, which make consent more tricky. The result is that negotiation, and therefore a more nuanced understanding of consent, often falls off the table.Such rules -- which often reflect a fear of litigation instead of an intentional -- shame…

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